Rahul Banerjee, MD, FACP

Rahul Banerjee, MD, FACP

Rahul Banerjee, MD, FACP

  • Physician, Fred Hutch
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine


“My favorite memories with patients are, of course, the days when I get to tell them their cancer is in remission.”

— Dr. Banerjee

What motivates you about your work?

There's no scenario where hearing the word "cancer" isn't terrifying and all-consuming. My research at Fred Hutch focuses on strategies to lower side effects and increase patients’ time at home during treatment for myeloma.

How would you describe your approach to care?

"Precision oncology" based on the genetics of individual cancer cells is still a work in progress, but "precision health care delivery" isn't. For me, this means taking into account side effects, the impact of those side effects on quality of life (both for patients and their loved ones), financial and logistical considerations and many other things. My clinical care and research both focus on improving these parts of the patient experience.

Provider Background

Specialty: Hematology Oncology

Blood cancers

I am a hematologist-oncologist who sees patients at Fred Hutch and UW Medical Center – Montlake.

The "good" news about myeloma, if it can be called that, is that most patients can expect to live several years with their diagnosis. But myeloma still holds too big of a part of patients' lives, even if their cancer is in remission – for example, medication side effects, impaired immunity and expensive co-pays. Working to improve the patient experience during multiple myeloma is an exciting and important area of research that I'm very passionate about.

Diseases Treated



Education, Experience and Certifications

Undergraduate degree
Brown University

Medical school
Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University

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